Human Resource Management

Business and Management


9 Weeks


Gain an understanding of the best practices used to advise and assist line managers with the roles and activities of the human resource (HR) department.


This course will develop your understanding of the best practices used to advise and assist line managers with the roles and activities of the human resource (HR) department. You will be able to assist management with HR activities such as administration of workforce planning, recruitment and selection of potential candidates, as well as developing an induction programme.

Subject Matter Expert

Lonika Gayadeen graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with her Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Human Resource Management, as a generalist. She is primarily focused within academia and adult facilitation. Lonika has worked as a lecturer for Damelin, later taking on the role of Assessment Officer. She currently is the National FET Assessment Supervisor at Damelin. Lonika describes her motto as “”work smart and be kind to people””. Her passion for people has led her to holistically understanding the best employee practices and principles. She has taken on education within the people management faculty with the aim of understanding individuals as human beings before identifying them as employees.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTSTo successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSOur online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. UNi4 Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.

Learning Approach

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:

  • The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
  • Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions.
  • View a range of introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
  • Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion forum.

Learning Objectives

Your dedicated Online Academic Tutor (OAT) will provide you with necessary guidance, offer advice and answer questions on course content, to help you achieve academic success.

Module Breakdown

  • MODULE 0 | Orientation Week 1
    Navigating the Virtual Learning Environment
  • MODULE 1 | Understanding human resource management and the competitive advantage Week 2
    The key role of Human Resource Management in organisations
  • MODULE 2 | Employment law impacting on HR practices Week 3
    The purpose and objectives of Labour Legislation
  • MODULE 3 | Strategic human resource management Week 4
    The various roles of an effective HR Practitioner
  • MODULE 4 | Recruitment and selection Week 5
    The value of a recruitment policy and recruitment sources
  • MODULE 5 | Induction and staffing decisions Week 6
    Plan, develop, design, implement and evaluate an induction programme
  • MODULE 6 | Performance management Week 7
    The performance management process
  • MODULE 7 | Career management Week 8
    The importance of career planning and career management
  • MODULE 8 | Wrap-up Week 9
    Synthesise your learning journey experience

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